Donation of $30k to Central Gippsland Health Service

Central Gippsland Health Services were presented with a $30,000 donation from the Sale Turf Club Foundation recently. Pictured are Central Gippsland Health Services chair Jim Vivian, Sale Turf Club Foundation director Scott Rossetti, Sale Turf Club vice chair Jude Hay and Central Gippsland Health chief executive Mark Dykgraaf. Photo: Stefan Bradley

A DONATION of $30,000 has been made to the Central Gippsland Health Service by the Sale Turf Club Foundation.

The donation will be used to purchase Telehealth Videoconferencing Hardware for Maffra Hospital and Wilson Lodge.

Secretary of the Sale Turf Club Foundation, Bill Jones said the global pandemic of the last two years has shown how important it is for the people of regional and rural Australia to access vital healthcare services.

“This equipment will allow many people in the community to receive health advice and care,” Mr Jones said.

“For many people in Gippsland, it is difficult to make the journey to attend health services in person, and telehealth videoconferencing will increase the accessibility of those services in our region.”

The Sale Turf Club Foundation has an aim to make annual donations within the local community.

The $30,000 donation to Central Gippsland Health Service recognises the role that the health service plays and the vital services it provides.